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Term: Waukesha, Waukesha Co.


A community in Waukesha Co. at latitude 430042N and longitude 0881353W; county seat of Waukesha Co.From Increase Lapham's 1844 Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin:

"PRAIRIEVILLE, is situated on the Pishtaka (or Fox) river, on the site of an old Indian village, sixteen miles west from Milwaukee. It is at the head of a beautiful prairie, occupying the valley of the river, which here has a descent of ten feet in the distance of half a mile. The water power thus afforded is used to propel one of the largest flouring mills in the Territory. The population is now probably about five hundred, aud many new and handsome dwelling houses are annually erected. There is here a commodious hotel, a church, an academy, saw-mill, two stores, &c. In 1841, Prairieville exported about 7,000 barrels of flour, 250 of pork, and 12,000 pounds of hides, valued at thirty-eight thousand eighthundred and forty dollars. The merchandiSe, imported during the same year was estimated at twenty-five thousand seven hundred dollars."

Description from John W. Hunt's 1853 Wisconsin Gazetteer: "WAUKESHA, P. V. and C. H., is located on section 3, town 6, of range 19 E., in town and county of the same name, 18 miles west of Milwaukee and 70 east of Madison. It is situated on Fox river, (Pishtaka), near the head of a beautiful prairie from which it derived its former name of Prairieville. It is situated on the Milwaukee and Mississippi railroad. This place was incorporated in 1852, and has about 1,500 inhabitants, 1 flouring, 1 saw, and 1 carding mill, 1 iron foundry, 1 machine and car shop, 3 blacksmiths, 2 coopers, 2 wheelwrights, 6 shoe makers, 2 cabinet makers, and 4 saddle and harness makers, 4 hotels, 8 dry good, 2 drug, 3 hardware and 7 grocery stores, 1 printing office, 6 churches, 1 academy, and is the seat of Carroll College, incorporated in 1846. It has a stone court house and jail built of the celebrated Waukesha limestone, and the several societies of Masons, S. of T., I. O. of O.F., D. of T., and B. of U."

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Barron, Henry Danforth 1833 - 1882
Barstow, William Augustus 1813 - 1865
Bean, Jacob Linsley 1809 - 1855
Benson, Taylor
Bethesda, Waukesha Co.
Big Bend, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Big Bend, Waukesha Co.
Bock, Peter E. 1948
Booth, Sherman Miller 1812 - 1904
Brookfield [brief history]
Brookfield, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Brookfield, Waukesha Co.
Browne, Thomas H. 1920
Buckley, James P. 1933
Buena Vista, Waukesha Co.
Burchard, George Washington 1835 - 1921
Butler, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Butler, Waukesha Co.
Cadle, Richard Fish 1796 - 1857
Calhoun, Waukesha Co.
Callow, William G. 1921
Camp Whitcomb, Waukesha Co.
Cannon Stone (Historic Marker Erected 1979)
Carroll College (Historic Marker Erected 1972)
Castleman, Alfred Lewis 1808 - 1877
Ceci, Louis J. 1927
Chafin, Eugene Wilder 1852 - 1920
Chapman, Silas 1813 - 1899
Chenequa, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Chenequa, Waukesha Co.
cobblestone (architecture)
Codding, Ichabod 1810 - 1866
Coffey, John L. 1922
Colgate, Waukesha Co.
Coon, Frederick William 1850 - 1919
Crooked Lake, Waukesha Co.
Davis, Glenn R. 1914 - 1988
Davis, J. Mac 1952
death penalty in Wisconsin
Delafield Fish Hatchery (Historic Marker Erected 1
Delafield, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Delafield, Waukesha Co.
Dempsey, Chester E. 1896
Dempsey, Edward Joseph 1878 - 1956
Dodge County [origin of place name]
Dousman, John Barrickman 1807 - 1868
Dousman, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Dousman, Waukesha Co.
Duff, Marc C. 1961
Duplainville, Waukesha Co.
Durham, Waukesha Co.
Eagle Diamond
Eagle, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Eagle, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Eagle, Waukesha Co.
Eagleville, Waukesha Co.
Edgerton [origin of place name]
Edgerton, Elisha W. 1815 - 1904
Edgewood, Waukesha Co.
Elm Grove, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Elm Grove, Waukesha Co.
Eschweiler, Alexander Chadbourne 1865 - 1940
Evans, Curtis Alban 1879 - 1947
Fairchild, Col. Cassius (18291868)
fires in Wisconsin
Foti, Steven M. 1958
Fox River (SE Wisconsin and NE Illinois)
Frame, Andrew Jay 1844 - 1932
Fraser, Thomas 1820 - 1893
Freehoff, William Adolph 1889 - 1950
Fussville, Waukesha Co.
Ganfield, William Arthur 1873 - 1940
Gelatt, Roland Bernard 1856 - 1917
Genesee Depot, Waukesha Co.
Genesee, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Genesee, Waukesha Co.
Geske, Janine P. 1949
Glover, Joshua
Goerkes Corner, Waukesha Co.
Goss, Benjamin Franklin 1823 - 1893
Gundrum, Mark 1970
Guthrie, Waukesha Co.
Haight, Theron Wilber 1840 - 1913
Hartland, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Hartland, Waukesha Co.
Heg, Col. Hans Christian (1829-1863)
Hengell, Henry Charles 1877 - 1937
Hodgson, Albert James 1858 - 1943
Holton, Edward Dwight 1815 - 1892
Hough, Maxine 1961
Huelsman, Joanne B. 1938
Hyer, George 1819 - 1872
ice harvesting industry in wisconsin
Industrial School for Boys
Jackamonis, Ed G. 1939
Jacobs, Herbert Henry 1864 - 1948
Jefferson County [origin of place name]
Jensen, Scott R. 1960
Jericho, Waukesha Co.
Jeskewitz, Suzanne 1942
Kanavas, Theodore J. 1961
Kedzie, Neal J. 1956
Kilbourn, Byron 1801 - 1870
Krosnicki, Kathleen A. 1950
Labraugh Lake, Waukesha Co.
Lac La Belle, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Lac La Belle, Waukesha Co.
Lacher, John Henry Alois 1856 - 1936
Lake Five, Waukesha Co.
Lannon Stone (Historic Marker Erected 1979)
Lannon [origin of place name]
Lannon, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Lannon, Waukesha Co.
Lapham Peak (Historic Marker Erected 1995)
Lazich, Mary A. 1952
Lean, John S. 1851 - 1948
Lehman, Michael A. 1943
Lepak, David J. 1959
Lime industry in Wisconsin
Lisbon, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Lysne, Per 1880 - 1947
MacMurray, Fred 1908 - 1991
Mapleton, Waukesha Co.
Maquanego, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Marcy, Waukesha Co.
Marsh, Cutting 1800 - 1873
Masonic Home (Historic Marker Erected 1958)
Mathews, Vincent R. 1912
Mcdill, John Rich 1860 - 1934
Menomonee Falls, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Menomonee Falls, Waukesha Co.
Menomonee, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Merton, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Merton, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Merton, Waukesha Co.
Mexicans in Wisconsin
Milwaukee & Missississippi Railroad
Milwaukee and Rock River Canal
Milwaukee County
Monches, Waukesha Co.
Monona [brief history]
Monterey, Waukesha Co.
Mukwonago Lake, Waukesha Co.
Mukwonago, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Mukwonago, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Mukwonago, Waukesha Co.
Murphy, Roger P. 1923
Muskego [brief history]
Muskego [origin of place name]
Muskego, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Muskego, Waukesha Co.
Nagawicka Lake, Waukesha Co.
Nashotah House
Nashotah Lakes, Waukesha Co.
Nashotah Mission (Historic Marker Erected 1968)
Nashotah, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Nashotah, Waukesha Co.
Nemahbin Lakes
New Berlin, Town of, Waukesha Co.
New Berlin, Waukesha Co.
Newhall, Daniel 1821 - 1895
Niebler, John H. 1941
Nieman, Lucius William 1857 - 1935
Nischke, Ann 1951
North Lake, Waukesha Co.
North Prairie, Village of, Waukesha Co.
North Prairie, Waukesha Co.
Oak Knoll, Waukesha Co.
Oconomowoc Lake, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Oconomowoc Lake, Waukesha Co.
Oconomowoc [brief history]
Oconomowoc, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co.
Okauchee Lake, Waukesha Co.
Okauchee, Waukesha Co.
Ordway, Moses 1788 - 1870
Osborn, Joseph Horatio 1822 - 1892
Ottawa, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Ottawa, Waukesha Co.
Pewaukee Lake, Waukesha Co.
Pewaukee West, Waukesha Co.
Pewaukee [brief history]
Pewaukee, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Pewaukee, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Pewaukee, Waukesha Co.
Pine Lake, Waukesha Co.
Prairieville, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Prairieville, village, Waukesha Co.
prisons in Wisconsin
Prospect, Waukesha Co.
Quarlls (Quarrels, Quarles), Caroline, (ca. 1824 -
quarried stone (architecture)
Racine County [origin of place name]
railroads in Wisconsin
Randall, Gov. Alexander W. (1819-1872)
Rankin, Walter Laurie 1841 - 1910
Reed, Curtis 1815 - 1895
Reed, George 1807 - 1883
Reid, Alexander James 1846 - 1910
Reymert, James De Noon 1821 - 1896
Richards, Jon 1963
Rochester, Village of, Racine Co.
Root, Eleazer 1802 - 1887
Ross, William 1888 - 1951
Rusy, Benjamin Franklin 1894 - 1953
Saylesville, Waukesha Co.
Schober, John C. 1951
Scots in Wisconsin
Seaman, William Henry 1842 - 1915
Sensenbrenner Jr., F. James 1943
Shannon, Susan Jane 1952
Showerman, Grant 1870 - 1935
Smith, Arthur Oliver 1859 - 1913
Snyder, Harry G. 1938
Solie, Denise L. 1954
St. John's Military Academy (Historic Marker Erect
Sterling, John Whelan 1816 - 1885
Stonebank, Waukesha Co.
Summit Corners, Waukesha Co.
Summit, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Sumner, Daniel Hadley 1837 - 1903
Sussex, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Sussex, Waukesha Co.
Swedes in Wisconsin
temperance movement in Wisconsin
Tess Corners, Waukesha Co.
The Cobban Bridge (Historic Marker erected 1986)
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1900 -1999
tornadoes in Wisconsin
Twin Lakes, Waukesha co.
underground railroad in Wisconsin
Unonius, Gustaf Elias Marius 1810 - 1902
Utica, Waukesha Co.
Utopians in Wisconsin
Vernon, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Vernon, Waukesha Co.
Vrakas, Daniel P. 1955
Vukmir, Leah 1958
Wales, Village of, Waukesha Co.
Wales, Waukesha Co.
Walker, Isaac Pigeon 1813 - 1872
Walworth County [origin of place name]
Warren, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Washington County [origin of place name]
Waterville, Waukesha Co.
Wau [origin of place name]
Waukesha County [origin of place name]
Waukesha Minute Men (Civil War)
Waukesha Union Guard (Civil War)
Waukesha [brief history]
Waukesha [origin of place name]
Waukesha, Town of, Waukesha Co.
Waukesha, Waukesha Co.
Waushara County [origin of place name]
Welsh in Wisconsin
Werra, Conrad 1868 - 1939
Whitewater, Walworth Co.
Willow Springs, Waukesha Co.
Wimmer, Joseph E. 1934
Wisconsin (oldest cities and towns)
Wisconsin Dairymen's Association
Youmans, Henry Mott 1851 - 1931
Youmans, Theodora Winton, 1863 - 1932
Zablocki, Clement J. 1912

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